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Planning a trek in Nepal? A climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro? A backpack journey through Vietnam and Cambodia? A white-water canoe adventure?

If you have questions about inoculations, altitude sickness, malaria or traveler's diarrhea, The Travel Doctor — Your guide to staying healthy while you travel is a must-read.

The Travel Doctor book cover

The easy-to-read book was written by veteran traveler and travel and tropical medicine specialist, Dr. Mark Wise, who runs The Travel Clinic in Toronto, Canada.

Although the 300-page guide doesn't replace a pre-trip visit to your closest travel clinic, it does provide practical information on common travel questions like:

  • What do we pack in our family's first aid kit?
  • How do we avoid jet lag?
  • What should I do if I get a bee sting on my camping trip?
  • How do I treat frostbite that I got skiing?

The well-indexed book also deals with travelers with special needs — children, pregnant women, diabetics and people with other health problems. There are chapters on motion sickness, sunburn and even one on snakes, scorpions and other scary creatures.

Besides common-sense tips and medical advice on prevention and treatment, The Travel Doctor is packed with checklists, websites, travel quotes and funny, but pertinent cartoons.

Read more about healthy travel on Dr. Wise's website: The Travel Clinicdrwisetravel.com.